Pineridge, Calgary is a neighborhood located in the northeast quadrant of the city. The community was established in 1974 and is one of four
neighborhoods that are known as the Properties. Along with the three other neighborhoods, which are Whitehorn, Temple, and Rundle, Pineridge was
built during one of Calgary’s building booms that occurred in the mid-1970s. Prior to undergoing development, the area consisted of prairie landscape.
Today, Pineridge has a population of nearly 10,000.
Pineridge, Calgary is located near several major transportation routes, including the Trans-Canada Highway, Memorial Drive, and Barlow Trail. Pineridge
is also located in close proximity to commercial and industrial areas that offer extensive employment opportunities.
Pineridge is bounded by 32nd Avenue NE to the north, 52nd Street NE to the west, 16th Avenue NE to the south, and 68th Street NE to the east. The LRT
system runs through the neighborhood, along 36th Street.
Pineridge, Calgary is comprised mostly of single family homes. Approximately 17.5% of the housing in the community consists of apartments or
condominiums. Pineridge has a home ownership rate of around 67%.
Pineridge, Calgary is home to several public and separate schools. The community is served by St. Patrick Elementary, Douglas Harkness Elementary,
Lester B. Pearson High, Pineridge Community School, and Clarence Sansom Junior High. For shopping, Pineridge residents can go to the Village Square
Mall, which is located in the area.
Parks and Recreation
There are several facilities in Pineridge, Calgary that offer recreational opportunities for residents. For example, residents of Pineridge have easy access
to the area’s pathway system. Also located in Pineridge is the Village Square Leisure Centre, which features a gymnasium, fitness studio, water slides,
etc. Residents of Pineridge can also get to Chestermere via 16th Avenue, which is also known as the Trans-Canada Highway. Chestermere is home to a
lake and a golf course.
Pineridge, Calgary is served by the Pineridge Community Association, which offers a variety of activities and programs for residents, including sports, a
preschool, a youth justice program, and a seniors’ program. Other programs offered by the Pineridge Community Association are Block Watch, Block
Parent, Boys & Girls Club, community garden, and Scouts and Guides.
In addition, the Pineridge Community Association puts out a community newsletter on a regular basis and hosts special events, such as community
clean-up days, a Stampede Breakfast, bingo, and garage sales. The neighborhood’s community hall features a kitchen, games room, meeting rooms,
and stage. Pineridge also has several recreational facilities, including an outdoor skating rink and tennis courts.